Born under the sign of Gemini on May 22, 1962 in Austin, Texas he is equally accomplished in all of his diverse pursuits. Since early childhood he was fortunate to be exposed to the world of music: his mother not only fueled his appreciation for music but also helped develop his artistic talent. After moving to Denver at a very young age he began to show a special direction and sensitivity toward both musical and visual arts.
In 1972 the family moved to Wheat Ridge. Wheeler soon became entrenched in academic studies, He began to develop accelerated proficiency in mathematics and science and entered high school at the age of 14. The balance of logic and creativity developed in his early years remained a strong influence on his character and his workan influence which has endured throughout his career. After graduation from high school in 1979, Wheeler's musical aspirations were somewhat diverted during six years spent at the Colorado School of Mines, purportedly to follow a more substantial career in engineering. Inevitably, his studies gravitated toward computers, which he later combined with his musical talents in the areas of computer music and MIDI applications.
Upon graduating from the Colorado School of Mines in 1985, Wheeler began work in the aerospace industry, and after six years formed his own consulting company, Infinity Digital. During this time, he also continued his musical pursuits and composed and performed several soundtracks for multi-image and multimedia productions. His musical dreams were realized with the release of his first compact disc, Silence In Motion, in 1989. After establishing successful careers in the engineering, computer science, and fine art industries, the main focus of his creative energy turned to music.
It was at this time that Wheeler began to realize the importance of a balance of logic and creativity in his life. Although engineering and computer graphics fulfilled a certain area of artistic pursuits, there was something obviously missing. After lengthy encounters with rock, jazz, and new age, Wheeler finally found his home in the world of music with electronica. Somehow the spontenaety and expressivness of electronica seemed to embody his creative expression.
Over the past several years, Wheeler's active work program has resulted in the production of many works of music, easily demonstrating his pursuit of a personal and significant artistic vision. He continues soundtrack work while simultaneously working on several CD projects. He is currently working on a series of electronica discs under the name of AKARUK. He is also the drummer for the Denver area band TOASTBOX. Wheeler's inexhaustible energy and his insatiable curiosity continually lead him to explore and experiment with new, untried artistic images . . . consuming his entire being, at the same time enriching his own life and the lives of others who share his art.
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